The Waco Center at Glenville State College was rocked on Saturday, May 2, by four great bands from around the state. All the music was fantastic, but we had to pick a winner. The bands were judged by Department of Fine Arts chair and professor of Low Brass, Professor Lloyd Bone; professor of Jazz and woodwinds, Professor Jason Barr; and by Assistant professor of music and voice, Professor Teresa Dody. The grading rubric was as follows: 40% Originality, 30% Stage Presence, and 30% Musicianship. See the rankings below:

4th place: Crossfire from Roane County, winning $200
Crossfire

3rd place: Groovus Phaticus from Raleigh County, winning $200
Groovus Phaticus

2nd place: Michael Bonnett and River's Edge from Randolph County, winning $400
Rivers Edge

 

And our Grand Prize winner of $1000
and a 2-hour recording session:
Stoker Seven from Calhoun County!


Stoker Seven

Slideshow of the Evening's Events

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Stoker Seven
Stoker Seven performing
battle of the bands t-shirt table
Hidden Promise scholars and staff working the t-shirt tables
Battle of the Bands judges
Guest judges Lloyd Bone, Teresa Dody, and Jason Barr taking notes
battle of the bands stage set
2015 Battle of the Bands stage set
Tyson Price
Tyson Price of Stoker Seven
Dustin Wagoner
Dustin Wagoner of Stoker Seven
Joe Park
Joe Park of Stoker Seven
Dustin Wagoner
Dustin Wagoner of Stoker Seven
Steve Shrader
Steve Shrader of Michael Bonnett and River's Edge
Michael Bonnett
Michael Bonnett of Michael Bonnett and River's Edge
Seth Marstiller and Michael Bonnett
Seth Marstiller and Michael Bonnett of Michael Bonnett and River's Edge
Seth Marstiller on Dobro
Seth Marstiller on Dobro with Michael Bonnett and River's Edge
emcee Marlon Henry
Emcee Marlon Henry entertaining some kids with his Enlarging Machine
Groovus Phaticus
Matt Welch, Austin Toney, and Joshua Smith of Groovus Phaticus
David Meadows
David Meadows of Groovus Phaticus
Groovus Phaticus
Austin Toney, Matt Welch, and Joshua Smith of Groovus Phaticus
Groovus Phaticus
Erica Willis, Birannah Todd, Brandon Taylor, David Meadows, Austin Tomey, and Matt Welch of Groovus Phaticus
Jeremy Rodriguez
Band Director Jeremy Rodriguez performs with Groovus Phaticus
Leading ladies of Crossfire
Leading Ladies of Crossfire
Fred McCune and Crossfire
Fred McCune on keyboards with Crossfire
winning checks
Denny Pounds of the GSC Foundation signs the winning checks
grand prize
Dustin Wagoner of Stoker Seven accepts the Grand Prize